University of Virginia
General Faculty Council
Minutes: October 12, 1999 meeting
MEMBERS PRESENT: Donal Day Arts & Sciences, Tom Dowd Other Schools, Trish Foley Medical School, Elizabeth Fortune Other Schools, Joe Gieck Athletics, Abby Gillette Other Schools, Brad Holland Administration, Aaron Laushway Student Affairs, Joyce Pastors Medical School, Jane Penner Libraries, Jan Redick Medical School, Mary Smith Engineering, and Betsy Tucker Arts & Sciences
MEMBERS ABSENT: Susan Andrews Administration, Dennis DeSilvey Medical School, and Nancy Garlick Arts and Sciences
ALSO PRESENT: Mary Abouzeid, Susan Lee Foard, Marcia Invernizzi, and Lynda White
Jane Penner chaired the meeting
1. The minutes from the September GFC Meeting were approved.
2. Chairs Report:
3. Brad Holland, GFC representative to the Coordinating Committee for University-Wide Groups (CCUG) had nothing new to report on CCUG activities.
4. Update on the proposed revisions to the Policy on the General Faculty. On September 29 Jane Penner and Joyce Pastors met with Alex Johnson, Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment, and Kathy Reed, Associate Provost for Management, to continue working through the proposed revisions. They are about one-third of the way through the document. An interesting and long discussion about promotion in academic rank clarified U.Va. policy. Administrative/Professional General Faculty hold the rank of lecturer and cannot be promoted to a higher rank. Academic General Faculty can advance in rank if they show significant achievement in two of the three categories teaching, scholarship, service used to determine promotion in rank for tenured/tenure track faculty. Promotion in academic rank for Academic General Faculty is not tied to salary increase. The next, and hopefully final, meeting on the proposed revisions will be held on October 22, 1999. There may be a draft of the revised Policy on General Faculty available for GFC consideration in November. Alex Johnson and Kathy Reed have agreed to come to a forum after the first of the year to discuss issues that arise from the revisions and revision process.
5. Trish Foley and Jan Redick reported that the new U.Va. Human Resources Web site, http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/, is a huge improvement over the old site. The benefits matrix is useful and there are links to many useful documents. There is very little information for research staff. The GFC will continue to monitor this site.
6. Donal Day reported that the GFC Bylaw amendment election is going well. Over 200 votes have been received so far. The deadline for casting ballots is Friday, October 15. A report on the result of the election will be made at the next GFC meeting.
7. Donal Day will monitor U.Va. legislative updates for items of interest to the GFC.
8. Elizabeth Fortune and Abby Gillette reported that they will get the updated count and list of general faculty members at U.Va on or around November 1. Once they have that list they will examine it and present some reapportionment scenarios at the November GFC meeting.
9. NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 - 12:30-2:00 pm. Location: 389 Newcomb Hall
Submitted October 21, 1999
Tom Dowd, Secretary
General Faculty Council